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Forged in Battle

West Wind Productions is looking to expand their War & Empire line with their next set, giving you lots of new Dark Age figures. If you're looking to miniaturize your historical gaming, you'll want to check out all the various sets that are available as part of the campaign. They cover a little bit of everything, covering several different cultural groups.

Woo! Friday! Woo!
My week went by quick. But, being busy, that'll happen. And there's certainly been plenty going on. It'll be nice to have a weekend to decompress. Though there's also Game Day up at the Milton Library tomorrow. We'll see if I make it out there.
Also thinking about making another cheesecake, because that's just where I'm at, culinarily these days.

But, if we're all gonna have a busy weekend, we should all fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Kromlech Weekend Promo on Glyphs, 10% Off Forged in Battle at 15mm Skirmish Supplies, and New Bases Available From Kromlech.

Star Wars is based around conflict (it's not called "Star Peaceful Diplomatic Negotiations" after all). The Rebel Alliance is fighting a desperate battle to keep the forces of the Galactic Empire from utterly dominating all life. They've got to have well-trained soldiers to counteract the military machine. That extends out to your tabletop Star Wars RPG games. If you want to have a true soldier for your character, you'll want to check out Forged in Battle. It's available now.
The Star Wars universe is a rather violent place. I mean, it's Star Wars, not Star Gardening Club. As such, the characters you play in the RPG are probably going to be getting into battles on a regular basis. You're going to need every advantage possible to make it out of the galactic civil war alive and have your side win. To help out with that, Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with the Forged in Battle sourcebook.
The week is continuing along at a fairly standard rate. However, it seems today really put on the accelerator and we're going full-tilt through the day. It's already time for the Midweek Snippets post (which is also midway through our broadcast day here, if you've never noticed before). Which means I'm halfway through my day as well. Good times.

Anyway, today's batch of bite-size stories includes: RONE Passes Funding Goal - Posts Gameplay Video, Blackwater Gulch: Savage Beasts Available Now, Xenoshyft Dreadmire Expansion Teased, Buy the Rights Receives the 'Major Fun Award', 29K Stretch Goal Unlocked in Kensei Undead Kickstarter, Massive Awesome Reveals The Hulking Kodiak Tactical Heavy Frame For Shattered Earth, Legends of British Steampunk: Roleplay & Wargames Miniatures On Kickstarter, Tabletop-Art Previews Rockabilly Heads, New Warthrone approved army list: Lizardmen from Warhammer, Kromlech New Release - Legionary Chain Swords,

Well, yesterday was quite a day. Very busy getting that Betrayal at Calth review done. For those that might not have seen it yet, spoilers: I think it's a fun game that, with the announcement of the Specialty Development Studio, I hope gets some expansions in the future. I'd love to see some new scenarios and more aspects added to it. Perhaps tie-ins with other chapters as well. I'd love to see a "Dark Angels vs. Dark Angels" expansion, for example. We'll just have to wait and see where it goes from here.

Anyway, on to today. It's time for a quick bite to eat on some bite-sized stories for you.

Today's servings include: West Wind Productions Bringing Legions of Rome to Kickstarter, Gioconomicon Posts Photo Galleries From European Events, and New WWII Minis Released By Askari Miniatures.

Artillery can be the great equalizer on the battlefield. They might have tanks, but if you've got the artillery to take them out quickly and effectively, they're not much of a problem anymore. Same thing if the enemy has more infantry out there than you do. If you can get some shots placed in the right areas, you can neutralize that advantage. For Forged in Battle players, West Wind Productions has some new artillery pieces available.
Forged in Battle is looking forward to Salute in just a couple days and would love to see you at the show. Any of you gamers out there interested in 15mm Ancient warfare games should definitely stop by their booth. Their War & Empire range, that they successfully Kickstarted a while ago, is soon to be available to everyone, but those at Salute will be the first to get a chance to pick them up. There's over 1000 different sculpts of minis, as well as resin buildings to check out.

From the announcement:
West Wind Productions has already made it over their funding goal for their Forged in Battle War & Empire Kickstarter campaign. So it's on to stretch goals for the next 19 days.


From the update:

Our War&Empire Kickstarter is now funded and we are well on our way to the first Stretch Goal the Persians! Thanks to all for backing us and please help spread the word.

Model Dads has another of their review series up. This time they look at Forged In Battle's 15mm Kfz 251C Command Set.


From the review:

If it was good enough for Guderian, it’s good enough for us. Model Dads takes a look at Forged in Battle’s Sd Kfz 251C Command Set.

West Wind Productions keeps the enemy worried with the release of their 75mm French Gun for Forged in Battle.

From the release:

New, from Forged in Battle. Add this Early War gun to your French armies. Help drive back the dreaded Bosch!

West Wind Productions makes Axis tank drivers quake in fear with the release of their new 57mm Anti-Tank Gun.

From the release:

Bolster your US infantry with this 57mm A/T gun.

West Wind Productions expands their Forged in Battle range with their new 76mm Anti-tank gun.

From the announcement:

New 76mm American A/T gun. Take on Tiger tanks with this new 15mm A/T gun.

West Wind Productions has released some new Tiger tanks for their Forged In Battle line.
I feel like adding a line here about, "Ze Germans" and Tommy, but... well, I guess I sort of just did, didn't I?

From the release:

Tigers in Normandy pack, featuring the late version Tiger Ie and the Tiger II with a Porsche turret. Resin and Pewter kit.

West Wind Productions has a new armored car for January's release for Forged In Battle.

From the release:

New this month from Forged in Battle 15mm WWII the 8 rad armoured car.

Forged In Battle has a new V2 Missile and Control Vehicle available over on their website. Check it out.

From the release:

This is a great piece for an objective. The V2 is an all resin kit RRP £19.99.

Forged in Battle has their new T44 medium tank available over on their website.

From the update:

New from Forged in Battle the T44 medium tank . Armed with a 100mm main gun on a lowered chassis this tank was designed to be a replacement for the T34. Could it be the Soviet Panther killer?

Forged in Battle has released their new Maus tank. Go have a look-see.

From the release:

New from Forged in Battle the Maus. For more information vist our website or our Facebook page.

Forged In Battle just released a bunch of new models. Go have yourself a look-see.

From the release:Its another bumper release from Forged in Battle. Enjoy. For more info check out our Facebook page ,

P-55 Jagd Panther Jagd Panther x3 £17.25
P-58 E-50 standard panzer E-50 x3 £19.50
G-32 7.5cm Pak40 auf RSO 7.5cm Pak40 auf RSO x4 £19.50
B-12 Light mkVIb+VIc Light mkVIb x4, with mkVIc option x2 £19.50
B-17 Universal Carrier Universal Carrier x4 £9.75
B-19 Lloyd Carrier Lloyd Carrier x4 £9.75
B-37 Churchill mkIII, IV+V Churchill mkIII x1, IV x2, with mkV option £17.25
B-38 Churchill mkIV NA75 Churchill mkIV NA75 x3 £17.25
B-PARA-4 British Paratrooper 6pdr 2 guns + random mix of 8 crew £9.75
B-PARA-5 British Paratrooper 75mm Pack 2 guns + random mix of 8 crew £9.75
B-71 25pdr field gun, limber, late war crew 2 guns, 2 limbers + random mix of 10 crew £13.00
B-76 5.5" Guns + late war crew 2 guns + random mix of 12 crew £13.00
B-77 40mm Bofors AA + early war crew 2 guns + random mix of 8 crew £9.75

Forged in Battle gives your ground troops some protection from high-flying allies with their new Anti-aircraft tank.

From the update:

With this pack you can defend your Panzers from the ever present Allied Jabo's.

Forged in Battle has a new German AA support tank they're previewing.

From the preview:

Due for release in September.

Forged in Battle brought you that giant-ass tank recently. Well, now here's some guns to help maybe try and take it out.

From the announcement:

Hi Everyone,

This month Forged in Battle is going off with a big bang!!! Newly released are the eagerly awaited anti-tank, heavy and medium artillery.

Code Description Contents SRP
G-68 German 3.7cm Pak36 A/T gun 3x 3.7cm Pak36 AT guns & Crew £9.75
G-69 German 5cm Pak38 A/T gun 2x 5cm Pak38 AT guns & Crew £9.75
G-70 German 7.5cm Pak97/38 A/T gun 2x 7.5cm Pak97/38 AT guns & Crew £9.75
G-75 German 10.5cm leFH18 field gun 2x 10.5cm leFH18 guns & Crew £9.75
G-76 German 15cm sFH18 field gun 2x 15cm sFH18 guns & Crew £13.00
G-77 German 15cm Nebelwerfer 3x 15cm Nebelwerfers & Crew £9.75
G-78 German 21cm Nebelwerfer 3x 21cm Nebelwerfers & Crew £9.75
R-71 Russian 76mm m43 regimental gun 3x 76mm m43 regt. guns & Crew £9.75
R-75 Russian 45mm A/T gun 3x 45mm AT guns & Crew £9.75
B-66 British 17pdr A/T gun 2x 17pdr guns & Crew £9.75

Forged In Battle has a new tank available and it's a biggie.

From the announcement:

Yes the Landkruzer Ratte has arrived at Forged in Battle HQ. You can crush your enemies by dropping this huge resin and white metal kit on them! Check out the P1000 on the FIB site. Please note that due to the size and weight of this kit there are different prices for various regions.

West Wind Productions did their own version of the blitz with all their new releases for Forge in Battle. Just take a look for yourself...

From the update:

Newly released from Forged in Battle are the eagerly awaited support weapons for US, German and British Paratroopers, plus a selection of early war releases, to include Polish Cavalry and anti-tank rifles. So a big release scheduled this month for Forged in Battle, we're playing catch up here at West Wind HQ following the release of our new game, Empire of the Dead.

Forged In Battle gives us a preview of their Ratte tank. It's a big 'un. See it over on their Facebook page.

From them to you:

Just a quick look at our up-gunned P1000 Ratte with more guns! We took this crazy behemoth to the next level with a variety of new AA turrets, anyone for twin 88mm guns. Checkout the crew models, we think this really gives a sense of scale, which is 15mm by the way. We have some more photos on our Facebook page.